Our 2018 Membership Campaign Has Begun

Our membership campaign runs from April 1 through September 29, 2018.

People overlapping hands to show unityEveryone needs a powerful ally and for federal employees here at FDA, that ally is the National Treasury Employees Union.

We have 80 years of advocacy under our belt, and every day we put that experience to work on your behalf.

I am writing today to ask you to join us as we embark on our 81st year of ensuring the nation’s civil servants are treated with dignity and respect. That’s a broad term, so let me lay out some of the specifics. Continue reading “Our 2018 Membership Campaign Has Begun”

IT System Changes Impacting OIMT and CBER

HHS provided courtesy notice to NTEU regarding IT system changes in FDA OIMT and CBER.

information securityAs a courtesy, HHS notified NTEU regarding changes to the IT system that began on March 29, 2018. According to the notice, the changes will further enhance information security for the Office of Information and Management Technology (OIMT) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). Yesterday, OIMT began implementing Data Loss Prevention e-mail protection measures designed to prevent the unauthorized release of information. Due to these changes, employees will no longer be able to use their FDA computer to attach documents to e-mails created when logged into personal e-mail accounts (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.). However, employees will still be able to send non-work-related attachments to a personal e-mail account using their FDA e-mail account. The agency claims that this new measure is designed to protect the commercial, confidential, and trade secret information that FDA employees access daily from inadvertent disclosure, and to ensure that employees are using only their government-issued computer to perform official business.

If you have any comments or questions on this subject, please share them with your chapter president.

NTEU Fights for FDA Employees on Multiple Fronts

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logoNTEU has been working on several fronts to enforce your rights and ensure all FDA employees are treated fairly. Here are updates on some of our latest efforts to improve your workplace: Continue reading “NTEU Fights for FDA Employees on Multiple Fronts”